This story that appeared in our local paper earlier this year has stuck with me as an interesting story of apologizing and attempting to set things right. Good for her! GREENSBORO WOMAN RETURNS ROMAN ARTIFACT By MARTHA WAGGONER Associated Press A quote from the apology section: “In the letter, signed only ‘an American citizen,’ Johnsen […]
My co-author, Gary Chapman was quoted in this S.C. newspaper article. Good point!
With former President George W. Bush enjoying his retirement in Texas, I’m going to mention an interesting international apology situation re: his unpolularity. Did you hear about this? When George Bush was re-elected in 2004, a website was created by James Zetlen, as 20-year-old college student at the University of Southern California. James wrote “Sorry […]
During his first three months in office, President Barack Obama has surprised many with his willingness to admit errors. I must say that I’m always glad to hear about leaders who discuss mistakes and take measured steps towards reconciliation. This article from the Associated Press details seven recent examples of humility by Obama.
Elwin Wilson a former KKK supporter says that even after his (long overdue) apology to Rep. John Lewis, questions still haunt him.
In a recent issue of Time Magazine (3/18/2009), columnist Nancy Gibbs wrote a comprehensive piece entitled”The Lost Art of Saying I’m Sorry”. The only comment I would add to Gibbs’ insightful piece is this: Having more apologies would be BETTER and having apologies that touch people who are listening for different parts of an apology […]
Bernard L. Madoff (pronounced like ‘Made-Off’ with the money) was taken to jail today after pleading guilty to running a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The Chicago Tribune included these quotes: A contrite Madoff said he was deeply sorry for the Ponzi scheme, which he said began in the 1990s during an economic downturn. He said he […]